National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships News

Washington Update, June 10, 2020

For the first time in recent memory, the news in DC has been dominated by something other than the coronavirus pandemic – the issue of systemic racism and law-enforcement treatment of Black Americans, which many experts view as a public health issue . See the 2019...

Washington Update, May 28, 2020

Since May 15, when the House passed its most recent coronavirus bill, is has been fairly quiet in the DC health-policy world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released a 60-page document which outlines its actions and resources in response to...

Washington Update, May 19, 2020

Last week the House of Representatives passed, mostly along party-lines, a comprehensive Democratic bill to address the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Among other measures, it would provide additional funding for Medicaid. (The bill does...

Washington Update, May 8, 2020

Once again, Congress is developing legislation to address the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus. States and their Medicaid programs are in financial binds, but it could be weeks before something is passed. CMS released an updated set of Medicaid...

Washington Update, April 27, 2020

Last week, another law was enacted to provide financial relief to small businesses and health care providers. Yet another bill is in the works, to be taken up after Congress returns to town (now expected on May 4). Health and disability advocates are hoping to secure...

Washington Update, April 10, 2020

Once again, the policy world is all about the coronavirus – what laws and regulatory changes are needed to help individuals, health care providers, states, and businesses in this novel and extremely challenging environment. Keep reading for news and resources.

Washington Update, March 27, 2020

It won’t be a surprise that this issue of the Update is devoted to the coronavirus pandemic. As of this writing, two federal coronavirus-related bills have been enacted, and a third is (hopefully) close to enactment. It is expected that there will be more legislation...

Washington Update, March 13, 2020

Greetings from Washington, DC! This issue of the Update is devoted in large part to coronavirus-related policy and information, including information about insurance coverage for testing and treatment for COVID-19, the illness that results from the virus. Top line...

Washington Update, March 5, 2020

In the Update this week: The Supreme Court has decided that it will hear oral arguments in the ACA case during next year’s term, which begins in October 2020. A decision is not likely to be rendered until the following spring. The novel coronavirus of 2019 is taking...

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